Three wise monkeys

John Richards jhr at
Sun Jan 12 20:41:21 UTC 1997

Has anyone any idea where the idea of the three wise monkeys, see no
evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, comes from?

It would seem pretty certainly Eastern - but whether Indian or Chinese
I would be hard put to guess.


John Richards
Stackpole Elidor (UK)
jhr at
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